US based artist, JX-216 (aka Milkplant, Justin William Pennell) is originally from the Midwest; but has lived in Oakland, California since 2010. Schooled in the Midwest and developed on the West Coast, his work encompasses over 30 years of combined DJ/production experience, and 10 years of record label operations for From 0-1.
Justin’s JX-216 alias is his next creative iteration debuting live in 2018 at the Droid/Blank Code Interface/Scene official Movement Festival afterhours. As Milkplant, he has released on Planet Rhythm, Wall Music, Dark Net, Etichetta Nera, From 0-1, and Excise. His productions have drawn critical acclaim from many notable artists; showing up in mixes and charts by Ben Sims, Cari Lekebusch, Jerome Sydenham, Bryan Zentz, Joachim Spieth, Tommy Four Seven, Submerge, Tadeo, Mattias Fridell, Mr. Jones, Electric Indigo, David Meiser, Samuli Kemppi, Arnaud Le Texier, Abstract Division, DJ T-1000, and many others.
As a DJ he can be found playing a combination of vinyl and CDJs. He has played in various cities across the US, most notably in Detroit at the Blank Code - Droid Interface/Scene party for Movement 2016 & 2018. His mixes have been featured on Droid's D-Node podcast, the Warsaw Torture Boyz podcast, Blank Code podcast, Drone podcast, and Error Sessions. Recent releases under his Milkplant alias: “The Distance” 12” vinyl EP arrived autumn 2017 on San Francisco based label, Excise; his remix of Sone’s ‘Australis’ arrived on 12” vinyl late 2017 via From 0-1. In early 2018 he launched 'Konstruct', a monthly Techno event in San Francisco, with fellow artist, Rubidium.